Certificate in Computer Information Systems

The Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods offers an intensive program leading to a Certificate in Computer Information Systems (CIS). The program is directed at students who wish to gain information technology (IT) exposure without having to pursue a full degree program in computer information systems. Students who wish to pursue the Computer Information Systems Certificate are required to be a Texas State University Undergraduate degree seeking or post-baccalaureate student. The primary objective of the program is to offer an option to non-IT professionals and non-CIS majors to gain an initial expertise in the use of information technology to develop computer-based business information systems. Students must apply for admission in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods prior to taking any courses and successfully complete 18 semester hours of course work in information technology (IT). These include 12 semester credit hours of required core CIS courses and 6 semester credit hours of CIS advanced elective courses. Required courses include:

The certificate requires 18 hours. Students must complete:

CIS 2324Visual Programming I3
CIS 3325Visual Programming II3
CIS 3374System Analysis and Design3
CIS 3382Computer Data Base Systems3
CIS Advanced Electives. Select two of the following:6
e-Business Applications Design and Development
Enterprise Computing Skills using COBOL
Business Application Programming III
Project Management for Business Professionals
Enterprise System Development and Application Security
Mobile Application Development for Windows
Mobile Application Development for Apple-iOS
Mobile Application Development for Android
Computer System Development and Design
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Fundamentals of Data Communications
Advanced Database Management Systems
Information Systems Security
Network Administration
Developing Business Solutions for the Enterprise
Independent Study in Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems Internship
Total Hours18

Students interested in pursuing the certificate program should contact the Chair of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods, McCoy Hall 404 or visit the Department website at www.cis.txstate.edu.